Four schools are serving as test sites for what could become a district-wide bullying reporting system for students and parents alike in the fall.
and in Romeoville, as well as and in , all launched the on-line Sprigio system this week to give students more tools through which they can incidents. The district is using the Sprigio system because national bullying research indicates oftentimes students are afraid to report bullying incidents if they have to do so face-to-face with an adult.
“Confidentiality is of the utmost importance,” Humphrey Principal Dan Laverty said in a message home to his school’s parents. “All information sent through the Sprigio system goes directly to authorized school personnel through a secure on-line connection.”
The Sprigio system may be accessed through each school’s website or by going to www.vvsd.org, clicking on the “schools” button and then clicking on one of the four schools involved in the test.
The entire staff at all four schools has been trained in how to help students understand the new reporting systems. Students also received a lesson in what bullying is and how to address it. The lesson included Lukancic’s award-winning anti-bullying video.
If the test proves successful, the reporting systems will be expanded to every VVSD school in the fall.